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post #1 of 10
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Just bought some new stuff to upgrade my current setup...

Current: 2.8Ghz Celeron (ick)
512 not sure brand basic memory
GeForce 4 ti4400 128MB
Crappy old sis648 board

200Gig HDD
Patriot Dual channel kit (1GB total)
PowMax 500watt PSU
POWMAX case
Basic CD-RW drive
LiteScribe DVD-RW Drive

Ok so the upper half of stuff are the items I a replacing, with items below. The second half is the stuff I am keeping.

NEW ITEMS due Tuesday:
Pentium D 820 2.8Ghz Dual Core 800FSB
Asrock 775DUAL-VSTA Mobo
BFGTech 7600GT 256 GDDR3 PCI-E
Arctic Silver Ceramique
Arctic Freezer 7 Pro


So I have read some places this processor is a good overclocker but only with sufficient cooling, hence the Freezer 7.

Two questions:

What can any of you suggest to do to this new setup, overclocking wise (and if possible, I am hoping to OC the Cel2.8, 512, ti440 rig in another PC and hope you guys can suggest something for it as well?)

How do you think this will perform in comparison to the old rig? I am a little dissappointed in what I am reading in reviews about dual cores as I had no idea they only work better with multithreaded apps? Would I have been better with a P4 3.5HT or something?

Thanks for the help guys, you OC'ers are great!
    
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post #2 of 10
To answer the second question, multi-core is becoming ever more popular in real world uses, so, you did the right thing by going dual core. The 7600GT will be a HUGE increase from your ti4400. You'll have some fun I'll bump this bad boy so someone can help you with the overclockability questions.
    
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That 820 should be plenty, what kind of memory specifically. That will hinder your overclock greatly if not of quality...specs? thanx.
    
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post #4 of 10
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Patriot Memory

All specs are there, seem to be, by the reviews a decent set for OCing?
Thanks for the replies guys.

Also, wondering the best way to format my HDD and is it a good idea to partition it for say, music and what not on one side? Should I split it dead even? I have a 200Gig, and my old copy of winXP never did so hot with it, only recognized like 184. Got a new copy to put in when the new stuff gets here, will that recognize the 200? So how should I format this? Only done it via command prompt before. Thanks again guys.
    
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post #5 of 10
You will need pin 240 ram, 184 will not fit.
Try this. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220143
post #6 of 10
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Not quite, the board I got is a transitionary board. Has PCI-E(only times 4 electrical, but whatever...) but also has AGP.
In the case of memory, it supports dual channel for both 184 and 240. Check it out. Only downfall is it wont run both types at the same time so when I get better memory I can't keep my old stuff too.
    
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320 West.Dig. SATA Samsung CDRW-DVDRom/HP DVD Writer(LightScribe) XP-SP3/Ubuntu-Ibex/Win7 19" Acer WS & 42" Plasma 
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post #7 of 10
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Hey guys just wondering if you are still out there. Want to know what you think of my new rig setup, what I can do to OC it (never OC'd anything before...) and what you think my memory's capabilities are. Thanks again.
    
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D820 2.8 300x14 = 4.2Ghz (50%OC) P5QC EVGA 8800GT 4GB (2x2) Ballistix Tracers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320 West.Dig. SATA Samsung CDRW-DVDRom/HP DVD Writer(LightScribe) XP-SP3/Ubuntu-Ibex/Win7 19" Acer WS & 42" Plasma 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Micro Innovations Multimedia GS 600 Antec 900 (See Gallery!) Microsoft USB Optical 
Mouse Pad
Keyboard Tray FTW! 
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D820 2.8 300x14 = 4.2Ghz (50%OC) P5QC EVGA 8800GT 4GB (2x2) Ballistix Tracers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320 West.Dig. SATA Samsung CDRW-DVDRom/HP DVD Writer(LightScribe) XP-SP3/Ubuntu-Ibex/Win7 19" Acer WS & 42" Plasma 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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post #8 of 10
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Hey guys... get my parts tomorrow morning.

Just wondering if you have any tips for setup. I am moving all my stuff I need to a 30GB HDD then installing the new board/cpu/cooler/vid card/memory and starting a fresh install of WINXP Pro.

Still looking for some input on the memory and what you think it is capable of with my PD-820.
    
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Micro Innovations Multimedia GS 600 Antec 900 (See Gallery!) Microsoft USB Optical 
Mouse Pad
Keyboard Tray FTW! 
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post #9 of 10
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Got everything in today, installed it all. No problems at all, started right up, I even had onboard USB so I could actually use the front USB on my case!

Currently going through the steps of installing SP2 etc, and all my other software.

Question - it seems my mobo/cpu combo is 64Bit capable... does WinXP64 make a difference worth buying it? What is Vista, is it 64 capable as well?
    
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Micro Innovations Multimedia GS 600 Antec 900 (See Gallery!) Microsoft USB Optical 
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Keyboard Tray FTW! 
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post #10 of 10
It's not worth buying 64 bit XP. I got it for free (through school) but I still use 32 bit Windows. Why? Drivers. Until Vista comes out there is very little support for 64 bit drivers as the user base is rather small.

Definitely stick to 32 bit.
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